House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan called Hunter Biden’s gun charge a smokescreen by the Justice Department to avoid scrutiny of President Biden’s involvement in alleged influence peddling. your son.
“At some point, they said, ‘Well, we have to do something and let’s do this.’ Let’s charge him with the weapons charge, which has nothing to do with President Biden,’” Jordan told the Washington Examiner on Saturday.
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan says the Justice Department has indicted Hunter Biden for gun possession to keep the president away.Getty Images
Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals benefited his father, President Joe Biden, House Republicans allege.AP
“It’s the only thing that has nothing to do with the whole business operation and the ties, which seem pretty obvious to most people, to the president,” Jordan added.
Hunter Biden was indicted Thursday in Delaware by special prosecutor David Weiss on three counts related to lying about his drug use on a gun purchase form in 2018, two months after a federal judge threw out his probation deal. only.
On Tuesday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy launched an impeachment inquiry into the president’s conduct after the House Oversight Committee uncovered evidence that more than $20 million flowed to companies. of the Biden family from China, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia and Ukraine, much of them while Biden was president. vice president.
A naked Hunter Biden posed with a gun in photos found on his abandoned laptop.
Special prosecutor David Weiss accused Hunter Biden of lying about his drug use when he purchased the firearm in 2018.AP
“These are accusations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption,” McCarthy said. “The American people deserve to know that public office is not for sale and that the federal government is not being used to cover up the actions of a politically associated family.”
Biden has repeatedly claimed that he never spoke to his son Hunter or brother James Biden about his foreign business dealings.